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Santorum to host rally in Spokane

 UPDATE: SANTORUM TO HOLD RALLY AT 3 P.M., THURSDAY – NOT NOON, AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED. On Thursday presidential candidate Rick Santorum will hold a rally at New Life Assembly Church in Spokane. Spokane County GOP Chairman Matthew Pederson made the announcement today. Santorum's religiosity has made lots of headlines lately. …

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Whitworth to host Peace Corps info session

Peace Corps representatives will host a special information session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W Main Ave. The first week in March is recognized as Peace Corps Week to commemorate the signing of President John F. Kennedy's executive order establishing the federal agency on March 1, 1961. …

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Big Bang Theory not created by religion-hating ogres

By Contributor Bruce Meyer I’m always perplexed when I hear pious talk about the Big Bang theory in underhanded, atheistic tones, as if it had been made up in a dark room by malicious religion-hating ogres. It’s a good story, one that doesn’t actually involve any ogres (I hope); only …

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Splinter churches realign mainline Protestantism

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service There’s a popular saying in church-planting circles: It’s easier to make babies than to raise the dead. That principle applies to denominations as well, said the Rev. Paul Detterman, who helped found the Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians in January. “We thought it was …

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Busyness becomes form of pride

By Contributor Sr. Teresa Jackson I hate it when homilists are right. Not just right about interesting pieces of Bible trivia or right in saying nice, affirming things. I hate it when they are right about things that really force me to take a cold, hard look at myself. Our …

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Colville churches repent for their sins

COLVILLE — On Sunday two Colville congregations came together to profess that they, as part of the common Christian church, have at times been destructive. “…We confess that we have sinned in communal ways in accepting and perpetuating the prejudices and injustices that persist in our culture and our world,” …

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